Thread: remove whitespace program won't work

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    remove whitespace program won't work

    The program is supposed to erase all whitespace and all chars past the whitespace from a string, but it just hangs the terminal.
    void removespaces(vector<string>& v){
        for(int i=0; i<v.size(); ++i){
            string::iterator it=find(v[i].begin(),v[i].end(),' ');
                it=find(v[i].begin(),v[i].end(),' ');
    int main()
        vector<string> words;
        words.push_back("aa bb");
        for(auto& f:words)

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    Why do you need the vector of strings if your aim is to remove whitespace from a single string?

    I'd guess that you either want a function like this:
    void remove_spaces(std::string& s);
    Or you want a function like this:
    std::vector<std::string> break_into_words(const std::string& s);
    The former removes whitespace from a single string, so "aa bb" will become "aabb"; the latter breaks up a string into "words" based on whitespace boundaries and returns the result as a vector of word strings, so "aa bb" becomes "aa" and "bb".
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